FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Site C employment dropped to 5,087 workers in August, down 21 from July.

Of these workers, 65 per cent, or 2,834, were from British Columbia, and 24 per cent, or 1,050, were from the Peace River Regional District.

Indigenous workers at Site C was for August compared to July at 393. Women workers dropped again in August with 517. In July, there was 530.

Apprentices at Site C rose to 197 for August, which is up from 189 in July.

According to BC Hydro, companies with substantial global experience have been contracted for major project components. In August, there was one international worker in specialized positions for Site C and 40 management and professionals working for Site C through the federal International Mobility Program.

On August 18th, Northern Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Site C. On September 22nd, an update was released stating 92 cases had been confirmed.

As of October 4th, there were 1,647 workers in camp, 54 in isolation, and 22 active COVID-19 cases. As of January 1st, 2021, there have been 240 cases of COVID-19 at Site C.